Alondra Ramirez is a senior at Harvard College concentrating in Economics and Sociology and currently serving as an AmeriCorps member of City Year in Los Angeles. Passionate about justice and empowerment, Alondra focuses on increasing access to higher education for first generation students, especially those that come from underprivileged backgrounds. She ultimately hopes to facilitate the process for these driven students to achieve their goals, become leaders, and in doing so, motivate others to do the same. Alondra is part of the Undergraduate Minority Recruitment Program at the College, a research assistant for Professor Todd Roger’s Student Social Support R&D Lab at the Harvard Kennedy School, and has worked in educational settings ranging from Cambridge to Botswana to the Philippines. She has interned at Maru-a-Pula where she taught and mentored students, tutored in Dorchester, and always looks to empower and encourage young students to reach for and achieve great things. Born in a small town in Zacatecas, Mexico and living in San Antonio, Texas, Alondra is a proud Latina and first-generation college student whose goal is to explore the world, enjoy nature, promote justice, and encourage others to pursue their goals.